Art

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Animated New Yorker covers

The New Yorker is known for its iconic covers. What’s less known is that in recent times, they have created animated versions of quite a number of their covers. And they are a thing of absolute beauty.

From Weekly Filet #287, in March 2020.

Rethinking Guernica

Pablo Picasso’s «Guernica» is probably the best known painting depicting the horrors of war. This new website lets you explore the painting in every little detail and even see it in infrared, ultraviolet and x-rayed.

From Weekly Filet #257, in November 2017.

The Pixel Painter

Microsoft has announced that it will discontinue its infamous drawing app MS Paint. Made me think of this wonderful video profile of a retired graphic artist who uses MS Paint to create little masterpieces.

From Weekly Filet #241, in July 2017.

Freefall

A rather trippy experience: Explore thousands of artworks in virtual, three-dimensional space. And somehow, time passes quicker in this space, I’ve come to realise.

From Weekly Filet #225, in January 2017.

Painting in the Dark

A beautiful video essay on «The Struggle for Art in A World Obsessed with Popularity». It’s basically Van Gogh telling you to keep doing what you’re doing, even if nobody is taking notice.

From Weekly Filet #-1, in January 2016.
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